THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF RATIONAL HUMANISM

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF RATIONAL HUMANISM

 

The ten rules of living and of social behaviour of
rational humanism for a more harmonious and just world

1- Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent worth of
all human beings, in all places and in all
circumstances.

2- Respect the life and property of others at all
times.

3- Practice tolerance and open-mindedness towards the
choices and life styles of others.

4- Share with those who are less fortunate and
mutually assist those who are in need of help.

5- Use neither lies, nor spiritual power, nor temporal
power to dominate and exploit others.

6- Rely on reason and science to understand the
Universe and to solve life’s problems, avoiding
religious and supernatural superstitions which numb
the mind and are an obstacle to thinking by oneself.

7- Conserve and improve the earth’s natural
environment —land, water, air and space—as humankind’s
common heritage.

8- Resolve differences and conflicts cooperatively
without resorting to violence or to wars.

9- Organize public affairs according to individual
freedom and responsability, through political and
economic democracy.

10- Develop one’s intelligence and talents through
education and effort, in order to reach fulfillment
and happiness, for the betterment of humanity and of
future generations.

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